Musicians and guests celebrate 18th Annual Pattyfest

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FAIRMONT W.Va. – Music professionals and enthusiasts came together all day Saturday to honor a woman who has left an impact on many.

Patty Looman passed away on June 5, 2012. Because of Patty’s rich history of dulcimer playing, teaching music, song catching and more – West Virginian’s are continuing of the tradition that Patty started years ago.

Musicians have been gathering since nine this morning at east Fairmont High School to play at the 18th Annual Pattyfest.  

Patty’s niece, Lois Howard, told 12 News she felt her aunt will be proud, knowing that her love for music can be passed to any and everybody.

“It’s unique in the sense that it is for everybody. You don’t have to be rich, you don’t have to be really musically educated, you don’t have to have any of those things. As long as you have an instrument and a hammer or even your fingernail you’re set,” said Howard.

For more information about the annual day click 2019 Pattyfest.

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